Police call for gunman in viral shootout video to come forward
ATLANTA - A shocking video showing a gun battle between two men has gone viral. Atlanta police said the gunfire was the result of a driver turning the tables on a gunman. The shootout was captured on a surveillance camera and posted on YouTube.
The driver told police the confrontation started just after he walked out of a convenience store on Lee Street. A man just behind him pulled out a gun and apparently tried to walk with the motorist back to his vehicle. But the driver also had a weapon just inside the door of his vehicle. At that point, the motorist grabbed the weapon police described as a rifle with a pistol grip, a street gun, and opened fire.
Neither of the man got hit, but a female passenger was struck. She suffered a wound to the shoulder, but her injury was not life-threatening.
Atlanta Police are calling for the man who appeared to have started the gun battle to come forward. Officers say they should be able to find him, because the video with his image has been widely circulated.